MUST BE HONEST. New Law Makes It a Crime to Misrepresent In Any Advertising. Merchants are liable to be prosecuted If care is not taken In the wording of their advertisements. Under the act passed recently by the state legislature all vendors are punishable for a misdemeanor If either Innocently or knowingly publish misleading statements regarding the price or quality of the goods, or making any other assertion which Is liable to mislead the public. The act was Intended to prevent the advertising of many fake fire and reduction sales which are conducted constantly by many stores in the larger cities. Mere puffing of goods does not come within the wording of the net, but the merchants must use discretion in making the distinction between mere "puffing" and what the courts would determine as misleading statements. For example, one can still write with impunity that he is carrying the best stock of certain goods in the country, or that he is giving the best 'values for the money. But, Mr. Merchant, beware of general statements. Put in facts and figures as much as you please, so long as you live up to what you say. It is possible to advertise a fire sale, so long as it is a legitimate one. A general reduction sale of 25 per cent on "all goods" must be lived up to the letter. If any line of goods is to be excepted from the sale, those exceptions must be so stated in the advertising or the court will adjudge such statement "misleading." This act passed by the state legislature on April 22, is a corollary of the desire of our legislators to further protect the public. The new law, which is entitled, "An act to prevent false and incorrect representations and advertisements concerning articles offered for sale," is as follows: "Any firm, person, corporation, or association of persons, of any em- ploye of such, or any of such, who in the newspapers or other periodicals of this state or in public advertisements or in communications intended for a large number of persons, knowingly makes or > disseminates any statements or assertions of facts with respect to his, its or their business affairs, concerning the quantity, the quality, the value, the price, the method of production or manufacture, or the fixing of the price of his, its or their merchandise or professional work, the possession of awards, prizes or distinctions, or the motive or purpose of a s^le, intended to have the appearance of an advantageous offer, which is or are untrue, or cal. culated to mislead, shall be guilty ot a misdemeanor." The penalty for the offense may be a maximum sentence of 90 days' imprisonment or $500 fine. READY TO BEGIN SALE. E. J. Baldwin Estste to be Sold at Low Prices, Says Executor Unruh. Before another week has passed, definite notion will have been taken towards the platting and subdividing of the vast estate of the late E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin preparatory to beginning the actual campaign for the sale of his large realty hcld'tigs. The appraisement is now about complete and unless something unforseen arises, the appraisers will file their report within the next four or flve days. "I have been so busy with the appraisement and other matters connected with the estate, that I have been unable to attend to the platting of the land and the issuing of maps so as to go ahead with the sale of the property," said H. A. Unruh, ex- cutor of the estate. "The appraisement should be completed this week. It will take a day or two to put the report into shape and it will then be filed. After that I will devote my time to the platting of the land and to the sellin.? of it." More than 10,000 acres of land are to be sold. The only portion of the vast estate to be reserved is the anvil shaped piece between the Pacific Electric and the Santa Fe lines near Monrovia. This is the home place and will not be for sale. In the saleable l'-jt, will be the great stretch of oak covered land at Monrovia along White Oak avenue, extending as far north as Sierra Madre. There will be the large acreage lying south of Monrovia, stretching beyond El Monte. The Covina and Puente land includes the richest land in Southern California that has not always been subdivided. Preparing this land for sale will be a big Job. To date, Mr. Unruh has not had the time to take prospective purchasers over the land and he has made no effort to find purchasers, but despite this, offers have come to him totaling nearly a million dollars, for various parcels of the estate. Practically all of the land will have to be surveyed and arrangements must nec- cessarily be made for streets. Attending to the surveying, platting, and selling will be Mr. Unruh's next duty after the filing of the appraise ment and the selling promises to bring renewed activity in realty throughout this entire section of the state. Assurance is given that the prices to be asked for the land will not be unreasonable, in fact they will be cheap. When the late "Lucky" Bald win was alive it was practically Impossible to buy any of the land. If he was offered $5,000 for' a tract, he would say it was worth $6,000 and ,if $6,000 was offered, the price would be raised to $7,000 and so on. Under the present regime there will be a different condition of affairs. "I expect, in some instances, to sell the iand at less than its market value," said Mr. Unruh. '|I want to get things moving and to have them move fast." JACKSON Motor Cars Pour Models and Four Reasons Why They are Better. The Jackson Automobile Com pany has a motto reading,'' Sound iusiness Methods and Sound Goods." Material in making is best to be obtained in America and Europe. We warrant all machines for 90 days after shipment. Beauty as a Commercial Asset. • The great influx of visitors to California induced by the meeting of Elks in Los Angeles again emphasizes the commercial value of beautiful road ways, parks and other attractions. California, especially in the southern part of the state, has never been backward in its improvements, but there is opportunity, especially in the rural districts, for greater extention. It cannot be gainsaid that real value is given to property by attractive borders and parkings along the roadways. It has been remarked that a place does not produce any more for its greuter beauty, but even that we would question. It is true that in themselves the atractive borders of parkings do not cause the orange tree, the apple tree or the berry bush to produce more fruit, but the spirit of thrift which is manifested by cleaning up and beautifying the front of the place is likely to cause greater care and more intensive cultivation of the productive part of the place that it may be in keeping with the attractive outside. We are largely creatures of environment. Slovenly surroundings are liable to encourage slovenly ways of doing work. Likewise neatness and thrift encourage their kind, and our remark that we believe there is commercial worth in attractive surroundings and well kept property will almost invariably be made good. Of course, in ad- rliticri to that, is the fact that at such tirrea as these we are judged pet liaps by visitors whose impressions gain for us a reputation wlm.h i.s of roniirc.rcial worth from the real estate standpoint. -California Cultivate;;-. I'n.f. K M. Fuitz, who was for '<-ii yosr; .-,upi'i'ii!t*-iid«'iii of school.-., av J'-uilr ''ton lovva. ha:-, ai-i-npt'-d fh<- J i...;'t 'on of HUp»'T!titeii(l<:hl <>f H<:!.<-<>!:at I-': 1 .In liai.ntia for a t.-nu 01 four ycai.;. Mr. Kullz luairn-ri ,1 ),:<•.•• <•: airs. A. '.'.'.ii i.t-i. Baked beans, from our own oven every Saturday. Warner, Whitscl & Co. PASO KOBLES HOT SPRINGS On the Coast Line. The equal of any in the world ami set in the midst of such climatic conditions as constantly invite to the open air. A delightful place for rest, recuperation, constitutional treatments and recreation. The new bath house, with its superb equipment, is unrivaled by anything in this country. Hy- dropathic treatments, mud baths, swimming baths, Turkish baths. Particulars at SOUTHKRX PACIFIC OFFICES WE CAN FIND YOU • A BUYER For Orange Groves Alfalfa Lands or City Propifty List your property with us. Covina Realty Co. #############**### # * * * * * * * * * # ¥ * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Covina Agents STANTON & HARNISH Citrus Avenue "No Sand Too Deep, No Hill Too Steep." ***************** ***************** Say! Mr. tRanckr You are conducting a big business — more money invested than many business houses — do a good deal of correspondence, don't you? Do YOU always have suitable paper handy when you wish to write? Do you know that we can furbish you with the very best of writing paper and envelopes, neatly printed with your name or the name of your ranch, place of rcsi- dence and date line, cheaper than you can secure tablets and envelopes in small quan- titiea? This will make your correspondence businesslike and more convenient. COVINA ARGUS, PRINTERS # ***************** House Moving McCRARY BROS, are prepared to make contracts to move buildings of every description, heavy machinery and tree moving with promptness and despatch. We have the experience of years in the business and guarantee our work. McCrary Bros. ARGUS BLOCK Phone 5008 Covina, Cal. I, N, WILSON The Blacksmith With the most skillful mechanics and the best equipment we can do your work in the most workmanlike and best manner in shortei time and at a reasonable cost to you. We also carry a line of Farm Implements, Wagons, Etc, and if you are thinking of purchasing 1 a vehicle 01 any kind we in vite you to call and look over our line and talk the matter over. We will guarantee you a square deal and save you a few dollars besides AN EASTERN TRIP VIA SALT LAKE ROUTE Is one of comfort and pleasure, "f i.s the Short Line from Southern California via Salt Lake City, with beautiful scenic features and excellent train service. In addition to the famous LOS ANGKLKS LIMITED, carrying both standard and tourist sleepers through to Chicago in Three Day, the Overland Kxoresw carries THROUGH SLEEPING CARS TO CHICAGO ST. LOUIS ST. PAUL and many other points via various routes Kast of Salt Lake City. Your patronage will be appreciated, and full particulars of rates, trains, etc., may be had from Salt Lake Koiite at Romona Jehnssn &. INigg BLACKSMITHS Blcicksmitriinfl af all Kinds 111 Shop on Citrus Aye "Greatest Electric Railway System in the World" The Pacific Electric Railway %6 Mile* of Modern Built Standard Gauf;e Lines Reaching the Principal Cities and Towns, Mountain and Seashore Resorts of Southern California Luxurious Observation 1'assen^cr Cars. 1'rompt and K liable. Freight, Kxpn-ss, Telegraph and ('. S. Mail Service. For information and literature rc^ardin^ t!i<- threat MT. LOWK Trip, I;F,A( H KKSOKTS and oilier point-, <>< interest, sec local a^fiit, or addn- , •, ( ieiicral I'a-.-.enj/rr J>.-part- CHEAP-RATE EXCURSIONS TO THE EAST Summer 1909 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD TO THE FOLLOWING POINTS AT RATES \ \ AND ON DATES MADE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE). Atehlson, Kan $ 00.0 Baltimore, Md 107.5 Boston, Mass 110.5 Chlcngo, III 72.fi Colorndo Springs, Colo 55.0 Denver,- Colo 55.0 Duluth. Minn 79.5 Houston, Texas ,. GO 0 Kansas City, Mo , tiO.Q Lenvonworth, Knn 60.0 Memphis, Tenn 67.5 Mlneoln, Texas 00.0 Minneapolis, Minn 73.5 Montreal, Quebec 108.5 Omaha, Neb fiO.O Philadelphia, Pa 108.5 New Orleans, La 67.5 New York, N. Y 108.5 Pueblo, Colo 55.0 X St. Joseph, Mo 60.0 St. Louis, Mo 67.5 St. Paul, Minn 73.G Torpnto, Ontario 95.7 Washington, D. 0 107.5 DATES OF SALES. "£ To Colorado points — August 0 to 1-1 inclusive. To nil other points— August !), 1(1, 11, 12. 1:1. S<-pt Briber 7, 8, •;• J), 10, l.'l, 14. Return limit — JA>r August »ml September snlo.s, Od.obor 31, .1 »()». FOR VARIOUS NATIONAL CONVENTIONS TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AS FOLLOWS: Alaska-Yukon-Paclflc Exposition, Soattlo, Wash.— Juno 1 to October 16, 1909. Dates of «alo — May 25 to Sept. 30, Inclusive, nates, going via Southern Pacific and Portland and returning same route, $46.20. Alim other rates via other routes. Btop-ovoru allowed at Intermediate points going or returning. For further Information call on, write or phono to D. B. 8CHENCK, AGENT, COVINA Home Phone 144 4; G. L. TRAVIS, COMMERCIAL AGENT, POMONA. SOUTH E RN PAC i F ic &&&&w The Argus Turns Out First-Class Job Printing \"\^&^^ ! 1 Y \ We Can Furnish Complete I Either a COTTAGE or a i \ I MANSION Prices within the reach of all. I I Phone 116 Covina Furniture Company I I 1 !• >'
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